VCN – The General Department of Vietnam Customs has issued guidance document on certificate of origin in CPTPP and EVFTA and sent to provincial Customs departments.
|Customs officials of Nghi Son Customs Branch performed professional tasks. Photo: P.Nhân|
Previously, the General Department of Vietnam Customs received questions from local customs and firms related to the use of electronic document of self-certification of origin in the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP Agreement).
To remove obstacles, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said for imported shipments with REX codes valued at over € 6000 as prescribed in the EVFTA and imported shipments under the provisions of the CPTPP, Customs authority will accept the form of e-self-certification and is sent to the importer on the common management system of the same group or sent via other electronic methods.
These forms of self-certification of origin are submitted to the customs authority by the customs declarant as attachments to the import customs declaration through the e-customs system.
Customs authorities do not require customs declarants to submit a soft copy of self-certification documents of the origin form for the CPTPP and the EVFTA if these documents have been attached on the e-customs system by the customs declarant.
The customs authority checks self-certification documents submitted by customs declarant on the system to determine the origin of goods in accordance with regulations.
The guidance of the General Department of Vietnam Customs based on the provisions of Clause 2, Article 24 of the Law on Customs 2014, stipulated in the CPTPP and EVFTA and guiding documents of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Pursuant to Circular No. 38/2018/TT-BTC dated April 20, 2018 of the Ministry of Finance, stipulating the identification of origin of exported and imported goods and the provisions of Circular No. 62/2019/TT -BTC dated September 5, 2019 of the Ministry of Finance amending and supplementing Circular No. 38/2018/TT-BTC dated April 20, 2018 of the Ministry of Finance regulating on the identification of the origin of exported and imported goods.
By N.Linh/Thanh Thuy